Uthama Villain Movie Review – A Tribute to Director K. Balachander
|Release date: 2 May 2015||Genre: Tamil comedy-drama film|
|Cast: Kamal Haasan, K. Balachander, Nassar, Jayaram, Urvashi, Andrea Jeremiah, Pooja Kumar, Parvathi Menon, Parvathy Nair, M. S. Bhaskar and Many Others||Director: Ramesh Aravind|
|Writter: Kamal Haasan||Music Director: M. Ghibran|
|Editer: Vijay Shankar||Cinematography: Shamdat|
|Production Company: Thirrupathi Brothers, Raaj Kamal Films International||Distribution: Eros International|
|CBFC Rating: U||Running Time: 171 minutes 8 Sec|
Kamal Haasan is known for making movies that stand out of the box and 'Uthama Villain' is no different. The film is primarily a tribute to director K.Balachander but also has a lot of messages and an insight look into the world of a star, from the other side.
- . One more brilliant performance from Kamal Haasan
- . Excellent supporting cast by MS Bhaskar, Urvashi, Parvathy and others
- . Background score by Gibran
- . Authentic transition of Thayam dance into the script
- . Very lengthy run time at almost three hours
- . Story could have been focused on the main plot as the past doesn't carry any importance
Kamal Haasan plays the role of an actor Mano Ranjan but it reflects many real life dialogs and perspectives of the real man. He wishes to do one movie again with his mentor K Balachander, Margadarisi and the rest of the movie follows the reel life as well as the real life actor's familial issues.The Cast
Kamal Haasan doesn't need an introduction and once again the actor easily proves he's best when it comes to acting. While his scope is limited, he does a great job as the Thayam dancer. Equally impressive is Ashwin who plays his son, Urvashi, Jayaram and many others. Pooja Kumar has a meaty role. Nasser's comical performance is quite enjoyable.The Team
While editing and cinematography is decent, music by Ghibran stands out from the crowd. He does an amazing job in part of the background score while the songs are average.
The movie's slow pace is a big letdown and the past story doesn't contribute to the main plot at all. An average movie goer may not enjoy much but people who enjoy in-depth details and a class story of man's emotional side would appreciate it.
Bottom line – Uthama Villain has its good moments but doesn't deliver what people would expect from a Kamal Haasan movie.
Certified Fresh – Yes!
Stars – 3.5/5